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but it will make its way to a nice afternoon and mixture of sun and clouds will give us a warm-up, up cose to 80. you can follow that at the our wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. major headline here, hurricane igor, still a category 4, a little weaker. now joined by hurricane julia, that we're watching out there in the open waters of the atlantic. now igor down to 135 mile-per-hour winds. that is below the 150 mark that we had measured yesterday. at least the national hurricane center had measured. we don't personally go out there for you. but we're watching hurricane julia off the coast of africa, now winds of 75 miles per hour. and just upgraded to hurricane status this morning. locally, maryland's most powerful doppler radar, we are dry. we've got ourselves five sweeps across the chesapeake and showing up basically no moisture falling from a few clouds out there. down to 54 in ellicott city. 57 in perry hall. the warm spot, the eastern shore in centreville at 61 degrees. 2-degree guaranteed high with a mix of sun and clouds, up to 80 this afternoon. >>> right now here's kim brown wi
neighbors of the gunman and his mother spoke with jackie who join us on the phone. what are you hearing? >> reporter: not exactly the type of thing you would expect to encounter in a situation like this. when the neighbors learned of the name of the suspect and the victim in this shooting, they basically reacted by bursting into tears. they knew mr. davis and his mother who was in her 90s. he was well known in this neighborhood for the exquisite pair they say that he took of his mother who has apparently something very alzheimer's-like. she would wander off. and everyone in the neighborhood respected him very, vy much for the care that he took of his mother. so they are very shocked by this. horrified. th certainly say they don't believe there is anything that would condone doing this. as one neighbor told me, this is the la man in the world i would ever expt to do this. when we get more information, we have interviews with neighbors and things like, that i will bring those to you as soon as possible. >> all right. thank you. >>> tonight we're getting a firsthand account of the terrifyi
. >> thanks for joining us, thursday. >> hey listen, i'll be in cumberland tomorrow, broadcasting live on our on the go. i have my winter jacket ready. >> me and julia, down by the studio. >> simon and garfunkel. >> i feel like i'm in a barber shop this morning. we're not going to look at extreme chill any time soon. mild morning, thanks to the increasing clouds. small chance of clouds. if anything, mr. costello, you'll knee the waterproof jacket tonight. do you think we'll get a lot of rain out of there in time for you to go out in western maryland. wet weather in the tropics. karl hit mexico, back over the water, strengthening, you've got hurricane igor at 34. currently 56 degrees, your start point on the thermometer and bel air. let's see what's happening on the roads right now. >> well from cumberland to cambridge and from cockeysville to columbia, everything's looking pretty good so far on the roads this morning. we don't have any delays or accidents. just fire activity in glen burnie at baltimore annapolis boulevard and mountain road. you could see fire equipment there blocking the inte
available. >>> 15 city correctional officers are on leave accused of using excessive force against a detainee. >> they will determine if several officers used excessive force in late august. 15 officers are on leave. >> he was roughed up and injured to the point where he was taken to the hospital for treatment. and then brought back >>reporter: the commissioner of the division of pretrial services under the division of correction. they monitor prisoners waiting for a trial or waiting to post bond. what triggered the incident is under investigation but all of the officers on leave were directly involve with the attack or watched it go down. >> sometime in the center future we'll make some decision as it relates to what their level of participation was and what sanctions will be applied >> sen them through the process and let them see how it is people get a taste of power and exploit it. >> he was just released on drug charges says he wants to see more action against police brutality. nine faced charges for beating an inmate until his eyes were swollen shot. >> if they begin acti
news correspondent bob orr joins us this morning with the latest. bob, good morning. >> good morning, erica. we can say the holiday weekend is off to a tense started with the latest airport scare in miami. authorities tell us everything is getting back to normal. but for seven hours overnight, four of miami's six terminals were shut down. airport roads in the vicinity were closed passengers were all ordered evacuated and bomb squad technicians moved in. it started around 9:00 with a security officer spotted something in a checked bag, the luggage screening area where all the bags are put through explosive detection machines. police went out and located the owner of the bag and took that passenger into custody. now we're told the person is expected to be released and may have been released already. while officials will not say exactly on the record what was found, we're led to believe it was not dangerous. for you, the good news is that this evacuation happened during nonpeak hours overnight. not that many flights were effected. there could be residual delays as
behind us, i reach out to everyone in baltimore county to heal the division. once again, i believe we'll be democrats united. >> reporter: the race against bartenfelder was the most expensive in county history and bartenfelder said he would like to thank everyone. i'm part of the campaign we ran that focuses on all citizens. i concede and i wish the citizens well. >> i'm honored to be the democratic nominee for executive. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: kamenetz will face ken holt in the election. kamenetz says he has a lot of fund raising to do, the race was expensive. >>> thank you, adam. stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of campaign 2010. for results and reaction, go to wjz.com. we'll have more on the important national races coming up at 4:30. >>> there's a shooting at a shopping plaza and the gunman is out there. we'll go to mike perry above it all. >> reporter: some tense moments about an hour and a half ago. it occurred at a marsh shopping center on northern parkway, it's east of lock raven boulevard. the police called here for a shooting that happened in front of a l
in this race? >> certainly when i started i was very much a dark horse. i was about 50-1 to use a darker term. right now we're even money, i think we're a very good bet. >> reporter: with ronald reagan looks and many policies to match, holt wants to cut taxes and more. >> i want to absolutely cut property taxes. >> my hand is extended to joe and when i meet him in person i will reknew that as well. i ask joe for his support and more importantly his help. >> reporter: tonight we learn that holt is planning a fundraiser at the end of the month by campaigning together, they're hoping to increase republican turn out here in baltimore county which will be good for both candidates. adam may, wjz news. >>> the rematch is officially back on between maryland's current governor martin o' malley and bob erlich. he greeted a crowd of supporters this morning in annapolis alongside his running mate mary cane. governor martin o' malley easily won the primary. >>> the primary paveed the way for a big political shift in washington, d.c. the city voted out its current mayor adrian senti with 98% of precincts r
the candidates. both are attorneys so they're used to making arguments, this time they're doing it in front of the voters asking for their support. they're running on the same record, patricia jessamy's record says it's a great one. it's a choice for voters, 15-year incumbent patricia jessamy running on her record, both hit polling places to ask for votes. the campaign has been anything but friendly with -- >> i know what i'm doing, i'm getting violent criminals off of the streets. she's has had the backing of religious leaders and he has the support of the police union the state's attorney's office has been unable to work with law enforcement >> reporter: he's raised more money while her adds have defended her record. both of the can dates -- candidates have been out making their case like they would to a jury on why the voters should choose them, it's going to be a long night waiting for the results. >> thank you. it's a very big night for voters in baltimore county as well. in towson they're watching the race for baltimore county executive, two democrats from two very different backgrou
. >> we rented a big house and they kicked us out of the house this morning. >> there have been times when people sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours, it's right on top of us. >> fema is shipping bottled water, generators, and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. labor day weekend is always one of the most busy boating weekends of the year in our area. so those who come out and they rescue boaters, they say this is always the situation, they are always ready. abc2 news, christian shaefer shows us how they are preparing for one worry. take a look. >> reporter: if you can't take the boat out of the water, the coast guard recommends you secure it with extra lines. that's what they have been doing with their vessels as they wait to see what hurricane earl might bring. coast guard officials hope you'll leave it right where it is. >> we recommend that during this event you stay off the water. there's really -- there's too much to risk. >> too much risk because of shifting tides and the potential for high winds, even if the bulk of hurricane earl s
. for us, a front out to the west. going to clear things out. it's already very warm right now. but we've got a great weekend shaping up. take a look at the latest track as it moves away from the region. the 5:00 report in just a moment ago. category 1, barely with winds of 81. moving quickly off to the north and northeast, at 22 miles an hour. it's going to cross very close to eastern cape cod and eventually to nova scotia. you can see them beginning to shrink as it moves up north and northeast in our region. dryer conditions coming up. updates coming in. tim williams has the latest on any advisories which have just been lifted. >> they had issued tropical storm warnings. because the impact were impacting, of course, the delmarva. but now, as bob mentioned, as of 5:00, those warnings have been lifted. what you're seeing now we're seeing clear conditions, watches and watches and warnings, including tidal concerns. and wind conditions. winds are calming down a little bit. wuit means 12 to 15-mile-an- hour winds. and the northeasterly impact that the storm hadas it kicked those waves up
the ordeal. their fears and their new lease on life. pat collins joins us now with their story. >> reporter: these two men are young, they're smart, they're courageous. and they have one heck of a story to tell. what happened to these two men at the discovery building headquarters on that warm septembe day has changed their lives forever. the impact. >> i've never appreciated the sunrise as much as i have in the last two weeks. i knew i was very blessed very fortunate, a good wife who loves meork the wonderful children. i think i took for granted. and sin that moment, i have not taken anything for granted. >> montgomery county 911. what ithe emergency? >> there is somebody holding a gunnside the main lobby. >> was someone shot? >> i didn't see. when i walked by him, he said nobody move and he shot in the air and then i ran. >> reporter: jim mcnulty, 36 years old. senior writer for tlc. chris wood, 25 years old, strategic marketing specialist. it was a stand-off that went on for nearly four hours. these two n and a security guard held by a suspect who rigged himself up like a human bomb. tod
meteorologist steve fertig is here with us. >> i'm not going anywhere. >> you're nottgoing anywhere, you are here for the next two days. %-weekend.hoping to have a great might as well get the rain now. we need it badly. we are nottgging to get a whole lot. take a look at the temperature as you head out this morning,3 while it's dry, 66 degrees, certainly not too baddfor a ttmperature in baltimore. and ww look at the ky hd radar and right now increasing clouds ahead of what we hope to be, showers moving through. i say that because the frontal direction may be weakening as it comes our way and may be drying out a little bit. in the day and especialll laterr in the evening and we re back iito the nice weather for the weekend. the timing will be nice if we can get rain first. a chance of rain for the afternoon is evening. a great evening, and ww are keeping our eyes peeledd n the troppcal system karl, igo rorksd julia. i will telllyou about that. right now laaree cooke is here with the commute. >> reporter: thank you, steve. if you're traveling through the fort mac mchenry tunnel, no trou
i lisa robinson. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins is in for tony. >> we were talking about how to try things are. this will be date 14 with no significant rain. 14 days ago, it was less than one-tenth of an inch. we're going to be parched here. rain is not a part of our seven- day forecast spirit is great weather for the holiday weekend. folks at the beach have a rough day on friday. terrific for the rest of the weekend. what more could to ask for tax on a labor day -- a day off. we did not win on that. what are you doing up on this hour? maybe you're just looking at best through your toes. this is what the radar looks like. we are between weather systems. there is one to our south. that is not a threat. there is a weather disturbance moving through the great lakes. we expect that activity to pass to our north today appeared we might pick up a cloud and that is about it. we will talk but any rate chances coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. the latest in a commitment 2010. bob ehrlich released his first tv ad this weekend.
officers and firefighters are using billboards to, press their opinion of city hall. >> reporter: you can't miss it, this two-story billboard it. blasts city leaders, accusing them of not honoring the pension deal made with police officers and firefighters. >> what they have done is violate the city code. >> reporter: this summer the mayor and city raised the retirement age, and cut costs. >> you have a bunch of thieves at city hall. >> reporter: mayor stephanie rawlings-blake insisted the changes are fair, that it ensures retirees have a secure plan and one the city can lay ford. this is the second bill board put up by the city's police officers and firefighters. right now there's no response from the mayor or council members, but the union is banking on this to prompt talks. weather either will get the desired results is unclear. first responders say it's a message to city hall and the citizen. >> despite what city hall has done to us, we will continue to keep our prom mess, the oath we took when we became police officers and firefighters to protect the city. >> reporter: police officer
waves. locally we've got a nice day, sunny, hot. the pollution levels bring us up to a code red. not the best day to be outdoors. the haze will build, guaranteed high of 95 degrees. let's toss to kim brown. >> thanks. we've been off to a good start traffic-wise, not a lot going on. we have some downed wires in the phoenix-monkton area at old york road and glen berry court. police should provide a detour. in problems in materials of drive times, no delays from 795 to 70. 95 southbound looking good between white marsh and the beltway. the harbor tunnel is clear. the beltway top side at 83, some volume starting to build, traffic managing to move at a nice speed. back to you. >> all the usual suspects, bowley's quarters, ellicott city, fells point, half half -- havre de grace. >> we're on talbot street. many places in maryland are talking about how to be prepared for severe weather. down in annapolis, people there are just trying to make sure that their boats are okay. hurricane earl is occurring as annapolis is hosting the 44th annual race week. race officials say if tides and wind
a gunman shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother before taking his own life. linda so joins with us more on the nerves that have been rattled for hospital staff. linda, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. the good news is the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday and came out last night. at last check, he remains in stable condition at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene just after 11:00 when violence erupted on the eighth floor and was put on lockdown after 50- year-old paul pardus shot david cohen in the stomach. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed doctors failed her and shot the doctor. he then shot his mother in the head and turned the gun on himself. news had people with relatives working at hopkins scrambling to get to the scene. >> my brother contacted her and said i have to go and hung up the phone abruptly. at least we know if she answered the phone she's okay. >> reporter: a metal detector may have prevented him from bringing the gun in but they have more than 80 entrances and to have a detector
an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday she shares her story with us in the studio "early" this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us here on "the early show." >> it's tuesday. beautiful day outside. i'm harry smith. a lot of people looking at what's going on out in the atlantic. already established igor is a category 4. julia is now a hurricane, as well. they're making their way westward through the atlantic. we'll keep an eye on where they're heading. igor, unfortunately, has got a real bead on bermuda. and our dave price, dr. science himself, will be along in a few minutes to explain exactly where those storms are headed. >> dr. science or dr. weather. a little bit of both. first we turn to politics this morning. the tea party and voter anger. there are more primary lessons today around the country and tea party candidates are hoping to upset more established republicans. cbs news correspondental correspondent nancy cordes is in washington with the latest.
is in charge. that area of high pressure is getting a little bit closer to us. temperatures up close to 80 degrees. mid-80s tomorrow. for those of you that just assist on more summer, we have at least a couple more chances for 90-degree days before this week after labor day is done. >> still looks good all in all. >> we like it for now. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. an early morning fire burned their home. the two-alarm blazed happened on minnesota avenue northeast. derrick ward joins us live from northeast this morning with the latest. day, i understand the roof caved in because of the fire? >> reporter: indeed, it d. there was no one at home at the time and no one was injured. firefighters remain here as this fire on minnesota area just adjacent to the subway station. it happened almost five hours ago and just stopped smoldering. it was about 4:30 when it started to burn. neighbors were a wanged by faulty electrical service. lines burned and shorted out. neighbors tell us they came out and they were met by intens
the weather has in store for us coming up this weekend. switching gears now a man learns his fate after he is convicted of murdering his father on christmas days. david winters has opinion sentenced to jail for murdering his father. he tried to cover up the attack saying they were attacked by a group of men. >>> we have more on what this family is doing to catch the killer of their son. >> they are taking steps to make sure other families do not have to go through such a devastating tragedy. it's been 2 months since this son was gunned down. he had had had the makings to make it big as a basketball player. he had the attention of scouts. this family went back to where the hoop dreams first started. >> god said john was a super star. and they remembered him. two years ago carter left baltimore for texas to pursue basketball dreams and he was featured in had this news report. despite advice again he moved back in with his mother a decision that cost him his life. he was shot walking home from a 4th of july party. the shooting was a result of a fight. his family kicked off a fund raiser to he
complete coverage continues with derek valcourt. he is at the scene. he joins us live, via the phone. >>> there is a lot of tension. obviously, a lot of questions for employees of discovery communications who want to know exactly what is going on inside their building. many people were at work around 1:00 this afternoon, when an announcement came over the loud speaker, telling them to make themselves secure in their office. then a massive e-mail went out, at about 1:20, warning them to lock themselves down in their office. if there was some potential danger in the building. another e-mail went out at about 1:52, trying to explain to employees how they would be able to get out. all of the employees were taken up to the top floor of the 7th, 8th, and 9th floor of the building. and then they were all escorted out a fire escape. right now, police are here on the scene. they are briefing the media. i'll have an update for you in just a few moments. >> derek valcourt, reporting live from the phone. the discovery is a very busy section of silver spring. bruce johnson filed this report a sho
with us. i don't know if we should say chilly. >> some places are chillier than others.ú >> but it feels cold to me. >> a little moisture in the air, it's 68 ddwntown but some areas toward the west are in the 50s, toward oakland we're3 seeing temperatures in the 50sú there. that'ssnot bad. and we're looking at temperatures that are going to be warming up into the low 80ss3 today, yeah, there's the satellite and radar. we picked up aallttll bit of rain, as much as .10 of an inch downtown and hundrrds at bwi where e hovel lemur. it'-- officially measure. here is the front pushing through thht brought us the raii. behind it wiil be drier. -ooler air will be on the way as we get into the beginning of next wwek. we will talk more abouttwhat is happening on the trrpics next right now lauren cooke has the traffic edge. >> reporter: so far so good on the main roads. we have high speedssincluding the northeast corridoo of 95. north of the beltway, you will see no delays to report southbound. yoo're looking at a 44minute3 drive with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. traffic is starting to
votes cast early. >> we're working on a cost early voting cost with overtime involved, use of facilities, mailings, printing. >> reporter: the montgomery county had the lowest turn out only 7500 people voted early out of a possible half a million. that's a little more than 1%. the state however is optimistic that as it becomes a regular part of the election process the early turn out will increase substantially. >>> remember abc2news.com has you covered with all the results on our web site today we are asking do you think early voting is worth the cost to you the taxpayer? tell us why or why not. all you have to do is head to abc2news.com to vote. >>> around 80 degrees last couple of hours top of this hour we bumped up to 83 at bwi. warm afternoon beautiful september sunshine what's to complain about right. take a look at some of the number out this this afternoon. 78 downtown, 75 in annapolis right now. we've got 79 in cambridge we actually started off in 40s this morning. sunny and beautiful way across the entire eastern u. s. off to the left of your screen that is our
advertisements are notorious for stretching the truth. this political season no exception. a viewer sent us a -- what looked like a so-called official ballot here they received in the mail saying me felt it could -- they felt it could mislead voters. but the university of law school dean says political speech, rhetoric and satire are protected by the first amendment and it's up to the voter to decide the truth. >> most political rhetoric is aimed at a small and increasingly smaller middle. these people are more persuadable in part because they generally are ambivalent and in part because it turns out in many cases the middle, or the so-called middle is in fact imposed of people who are less tuned in to politics. >> reporter: graber says our society is so politically porlarrized right now it's hard to change peoples' minds once they are made up. >>> one of the nation's biggest political havanaweights is throwing his support behind robert ehrlich. john mccain announced his endorsement. he made the endorsement after a meeting of the u.s. naval academy board of visitors. sarah palin, is support
city. and man wale gale us has more. but first, let's go to adam may. >>> you name it, we have seen it here in ocean city. started rainy. then it was greery. now, it's sunny. big waves making for dangerous water conditions. >>> at the height of the storm, giant waves slammed into the beach. >> waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie. >> reporter: dangerous riptides prompted officials to prohibit swimming for a second day in a row. but some risked it anyway. >> it's crazy. >> one man was even arrested for skinny dipping with hurricane earl. there was no -- there there were no serious rescues at all during the hurricane. and it was almost like a tourist attraction, drawing people to the beach to see waves they've never seen like this in their lifetime. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: the mayor says hurricane earl could have damaged beach front businesses, if not for a million dollars spent every year on beach front projects. they keep the dunes high and the water where it belongs. >> there were a lot of properties on the ocean f
should bring out more good day o come out and vote anddthe polls open at 7:00. >>> that brings us to the are you goiig tt get out and on that at the 7:00 our. you caa go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think. sound ff throogh facebook. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45223, enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. >>> stay tuned for continuing coverage of the election. a politicaa analyst will eigh in all of the keyyraces and give us his picks. that is coming up later this hour. stay with fox 45 news all night. we will be live as the votes are counted and we will stay with you until the key races are decided. you can get all of the lateet innormation on the primaries and the november elections at foxbaltimore.com/vote 2010. >>> the imam hoping to build the mosque at the site of the september 11 attacks in new ork addresses mounting criticism of the plan. he says he is a muslim and a proud american. while many people question the judgment of building a mosquu and cultural center, he believes it could be good for the city ann u.s. if a baltimore
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
that we not use his name said they searched franticcally for a gurney. >> they brought the crash cart over. there was probably about six or seven of us there. we all kind of picked him up and put him on. they were all around him and i was kind of outside the loop. the nurse manager came around and put one cart and i put another cart in front of the door that he said that the suspect was in the room. >> reporter: was the doctor aware of what was happening at the time? >> oh, yes, yes. >> reporter: okay. he was conscious? >> yes. there was very little blood that i saw. it was basically his left chest area, maybe a little lower. >> reporter: the witness tells wjz they knew the gunman was just feet away. >> they said you either stay or you will go. i said i'll go and i went down to the lobby where police were going up. >> reporter: fortunately the witness and staff members on the eighth floor made it out safely. >> a crazy world out there, basically, and you have to take every day one day at a time. thank god for what you have. >> this witness tells me he was not worried there might be additio
during this election. my thing is, don't let us be fighting for votes. let us join together to fight for the future of this city and that means fight for our children. >>> greg bernstein, the democratic nominee for the podium, now taking the podium for pat jessamy's concession speech. >> thank you very much. everyone, thank you. >> we began this campaign two months ago. almost everyone said we did not have a chance. that the political establishment would not allow us to succeed. that racial politics would trump the issues. and the needs have changed. but the results showed we have attracted a broad base of support across the city. because people of all ages, races and economic groups were ready for a change. and were ready for a fresh approach in tackling the violence. people may say i'm naive. but i say that this transcends public policies or race. my election proves right. [ applause ] >>> our win comes thanks to each and every one of you who voted for me. with all of the hard work, all of the long hours we put in during baltimore's hottest summer on record. all of that was the eas
and some of us have patchy fog in baltimore county and some of the per riv fry of the valley reservoirs. we have hurricane igor, still category 4. julia upgraded to category 4. karl about to hit mexico. a lot to talk about, but currently we're dry. we are looking at temperatures ranging from 56 degrees right now. 58 there. 54 on the eastern shore in chester town. mostly sunny sky. the high reaches 78 this afternoon. our traffic update now with kim brown. >> thanks justin. this morning we have traffic jammed across the interloop span on the key bridge and only one lane getting by at this time. expect a delay there. a struck pedestrian at ritchie highway and 9th avenue. no delays or problems there. that is a five minute trip. about a 3 men it right there. no issues on the top side. you're going to see traffic moving pretty well here. no issues on the harriersburg expressway on warren road. traffic looks pretty good. megan and jamie back to you. >> if you went to bed and you didn't know who won the race for top prosecutor, things look good for burnstein but we still don't know who won. linda.
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
sector did add some encouraging news by adding at least 67,000 new jobs last month. >>> metro is using this long labor day weekend to make what it calls the largest maintenance project in its history. last night the transit agency closed five red line agencies. crews are making track repairs and upgrading cell phone communication access which was a congressional mandate. during the work, metro will offer free shuttle work. the repairs should wrap up by 1:00 a.m. on tuesday. >>> it's 9:08 and 74 degrees outside. we're following new details in the gulf oil disaster. >>> plus, decision 2010. candidates for d.c. council chair debate. where t >>> crews removed the damage well head yesterday from the gulf. the million pound piece should reach the surface sometime today. it's a crucial investigation into the massive oil spill. the new one should be installed in the next few days. >>> leading candidates for the d.c. council are clashing over personal finances. the front-runner's financial trouble could undermine the city's credibility but brown says he's taken steps to clear up his debt. >> re
. we continue with andrea fujii. she's been on the scene all day and joins us now with reaction to the situation. andrea? >> reporter: good afternoon. you can see things are relatively back to normal. earlier today, these streets were blocked off and people are now traveling freely up and down east madison. take a look at what was happening earlier this afternoon. earlier, workers and visitors and just people were milling around not knowing what was going on. many inside buildings were told to stay put. some were told there was a gunman nearby, but with no details, they were scared. listen to what some had to say. >> that a doctor had been shot and they secured the suspect in one area. >> reporter: what was the mood when you were locked in there for an hour? >> it's hot in there and a lot of attention. >> they said that the hospital's been shut down. they turned me away. >> reporter: i also spoke with a johns hopkins x-ray technician who's worked here for 20 years. he says nothing like this has ever happened before. but he says he's not surprised with family and trauma that goes
and then nova scotia later on. for us, things are looking great. take a look. it looks like we're going to see a nice day today. 20 degrees cooler tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. a great labor day weekend. >> i am increase with your use of sports terminology for in the weather. >> i do not know any sports terms. i will adjust to the traffic for you. we have went situation in ellicott city. there is a downed pole on eastbound 99 all morning. it is not causing any problems as far as backups borat delays. crews will be on the scene. just something to be aware of. otherwise, live drive times are looking good. six minutes on 95 north between 100 and the beltway. seven minutes and no delays to worry about. this is ocean city. coastal highway looking pretty quiet for this time of the morning. we switch over to a live view closer to home and things a quiet on the inner and outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, hurricane earl drops down from a category 4 to a category 2 storm. >> is happened last night. visitors and some residents were already under an evacuation orde
are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> welcome back to fox 44 earlú edition. i'm megan gilliland. >>> meeeorologist steve fertig is here to let us nnw how the temperatures are feeling out. >>> not feeling too bad. into the mid-80s, some rain is on tap..3 >> we need it..3 >> yes, but probably not more than what we will get. the bus top as we get ready for school. 52 degrees, east winds at 5 miies per hour. the inds will pick up this afternoon, too. pardon me, 66 degrees in baltimore. 68 in d.c. and 63 innsalisbury, hagerstown at 60. a little milder in the outlying areas where yesterday we were in the 60s. we aae seeing clouds, expected to become mos!! mostly cloudy aa chance of showers as we hope to hold tooether as the cold front pushes in our direction. %-top back to 82. 4:00 and we a chance of showers and more liiely to come into the natural part of th!!cen
'malley anddmegan from ocean city we had aacall at 9:30 to discuss the concernsish and use. we become more involved at the local level. >> overn oomalleyyis advising holiday traaelers not to travel to oceen citt during the height %-it's unlikely that ocean city the governor will by updated. later today. we will head down there to bring storm is affecting our region and be of courseeour holiday %-close eye a hurricane earl ast coastlinee it's a category iv storm ight noo. any shift could put ttat part of -he country? craig joins us from norrh carolina, good morning, craig. >> reporter: cleaa and breezy but the deterioration in the wwather will continue as the day wears onn local emergency management officials are meeting right now ú% determine f there's going to be another evacuations. hurricane earl expected to while it's expecced to stay oofshore, t's the most powerful hurricane to threaten the ccaat ú% yyars. federal obama has urged federal %-thh states of orth carolina, and maryland haveedeclared emergency. >>> , be ready. ú%u''e all hearrng the news, and we're fairly certain that we ca
. >> this technician worked with the doctor in the x-ray room. >> can you tell us about what kind of doctor he is? >> excellent doctor. a nice fellow. >> we were told an hour ago by hospital officials that the doctor was still in the operating room. he is expected to recover. again, shot in the abdomen. baltimore police have updated the name of the suspect. they say he had given a false name to police, a false name to hospital administrators here. they identified him as paul warren pardus of arlington, virginia. >> thank you, gail. we will combat -- continue to bring you updates on the doctor and a suspect. >> the exclusive interview with the discovery hostages is getting a lot of attention tonight. that man james lee held them against their will and they talk about how they were able to escape. >> one of the hostages told oprah that he thought he had walked into a television show that was being filmed in the lobby of discovery that day, but when the gun man. his weapon at him, he knew it was the real deal -- but when the gun man pointed his weapon at him he knew it was the real deal. >> on the g
is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. guaranteed quality used cars can cost a lot less than new cars, so you can get more car for less money by shopping at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. >>> it is 6:00 and another hot warm summery day. >> we're going to be talking about earl. i'll have the full discussion shortly, not a huge issue but close enough that we have to stay very, very vigilant and in some respects concerned. take a look at the graphics. this is the 54th day of temperatures above 90 this year. we tie a record that goes back to that record to 1988. 91 at lunch. 92 this evening. by this afternoon and this evening we start to get shade clouds and give us a break in that unrelenting heat and sun. of course those shade clouds will be the leading edge of earl. ultimately, though, all good. i'll explain why shortly. don, tack it away. >> don, the rush from sharon. >> not much going on on the rush. just a disabled vehicle, the northwest side not causing any delays. there's a look at your drive times and
evacuated. >> moments ago, police alerted us that that guy did die from his gunshot wounds. we are hoping to have more information. meanwhile, downtown silver spring, a chaotic mess. in and out of the downtown area here have been closed as police deal with this situation. they're still in the building. checking out any further possible incendiary device. >> it operates cable and satellite net works in the united states including tlc. >>> complete coverage continues with sky eye chopper 13. and captain mike perry live above the scene for us. >> we heard derek say that the suspect had been shot. the police armored personnel was facing the opposite direction a few moments ago. we saw three tactical officers walk into the building. we did not sigh anyone that looked like a civilian or hostage, walk out from this side. and this is the georgia avenue side. it is unclear at this point where police have evacuated those hostages. apparently still an ongoing situation. because whatever the man had strapped to him, they are treating as if it were a potential explosive device. and that is why they ar
to be evacuated. the governnr will be briefed again later today. stay with us through the storm. we already have a crew down in ocean city right now. todaa i will e heaaed down there, too. we will be bringing you live reports on exaccly how this storm is affecting our region and the holiday planss megan gilliland, fx 45 morning nness >>> ffoecasters are keeping a close eye on hurricane earl as %-it's a categgry iv storm right now and any ship could out most the populated part of the country in danger. we are joined byycraig frrm good morningg ccaii. %-patrice.r: good morning, we're expectinn hurricane %-thhs is one of the mmst powerl huuricanes to threaten the coast in years. few people areerisking. %--> reporter: president obama -as ordered federal agencies to cooodinate efforts ahead of hurricane earl. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland have declarrd states of emergency. can tell what is going toof us happenn news we''e hearing. storm that is a big storm. it's a major hurricane. >> reporter: esidents and ú%evacuate the outer banks.to ú%aters are tryinn to keep thei
stay with us for the very latest. live from miichell courthouse, i'm megan gilliland. ffx 45 morning news. >>> investigators innhoward countt believe a domestic dispute led to a possible murder-suicide in ellicott set. regional van grrde so the to deaah on saturday night. the unmarrieddcouple lived with ttree young children who wereeat home at the time of the shooting. >> interviewing young children and having ttem be witnesses to a ccrme is veryydisturbing. >> nvestigaaors are waiting for exact cause of deatt. >>> the first man convicted under maryland's gang law is granted a new trial after allegations of jury misconduct. a city judged declared a ú%strial in the case of jew wan marshal. marshal as facinn life in prison plus an additional 20 yearssfor his gang ties. now his condition has been vac 8eache vacated after a judge heard that a jury lookee up marshal's record onnine. >>> paul palmer was being transported to central booking on friday whee he managed to get ouu of plasticchandcuffs and run off. investigators believe that he fled the city and maybe headed to waahington or
is in for marty. >>> happy friday, everyone out there. we have the rain leaving us. it's still mild. we have everything from the 60s in baltimore and 70s the further south you go. taking it closer, 66 degrees in bel air now and 68 in kent island and 68 in annapolis. as we head into the afternoon. the northwest wind is picking up and we're bringing in dryer air. the clouds will mix with sunshine and we'll get to 80- degree this afternoon and dry air is returning for the weekend. we'll have the forecast. >>> what a waits you on the way to work? here's kristy breslin. >> well, it's an easy friday morning drive. everything is running smoothly on the northside of the inner loop and outer lupe. everything's in great shape on the westside. average speed, 65 miles per hour. moving to 95. that's a slowdown as you make your approach on the north eastside. harrisburg expressway, free and clear. taking a look at the travel times, 53 miles per hour average and 11 minutes to get through. and let's take a live look at the beltway at old court road. here's a look at putty hill avenue. back to you now. >>> h
his face or use his name. just after 11 this morning, this witness was meeting with a doctor. then this. >> i was up on the eighth floor, and i hear a bang. then i saw a -- either a nurse or a resident female come running around the corner saying he shot the doctor, shot the doctor. so i went down, probably about 10 yards and made a left and there the doctor was on the floor in the hallway. >> reporter: the witness who asked that we not use his name said they searched frantically for a gurney. >> they brought the crash cart over. there were probably about six or seven of us there, and we all picked him up and put him on, and they were all around him. i was kind of outside the loop. the nurse manager came around, and she put a -- put one cart and i put another one in front of the door that he said the suspect was in the room. >> reporter: was the doctor aware of what was happening at the time? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: he was conscious. >> yes. there was very little blood that i saw. it was basically his left chest area, maybe a little bit lower. >> reporter: the witness said t
:00 a.m. friday. >> this storm is definitely going to zoom on by us. but passing by close to 150 miles offshore. winds are still a factor here. let's talk about them. southerly winds, as the storm starts to approach the mouth of the bay. the counter clockwise rotation will push as far up into northern baltimore county. the storm is going to generate tides, maybe 1 to 3 feet above average. the coastal flood advisories are in effect only until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. and it was pushed into the bay. eventually gets pushed out of the bay. starts to pull it out again. again, until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, the coastal flood advisories are in effect. >>> as far as the plot of this storm, all of the models keeping it well offshore. but again, tropical storm force winds, extend 205 miles out from the center of the storm. hurricane force winds extend about 70. even with the passing out that far, we're still going to see the impact along the shore. >>> first warning weather coverage continues with adam may, who is live in ocean city. where emergency plans are already under way. >> waters a
in the bay, on the western shores and down along the coast. so what that means for us, is that as this storm approaches, those winds will push water into the bay. roughly 1 to 3 feet above the average tide at high tide. but as the storm starts to move on by, the winds will shift. and the same influence that pushed them in will push them back out. this will happen by the end of the afternoon. and as bob mentioned, the coastal flood advisories are only in effect until 6:00 a.m. that change will happen sooner than later, on the western shores. bay, and out toward central maryland. we will hardly know this storm is moving on by. as for the plot, we call this the spaghetti plot. several different models, a compilation of them all. they're all in pretty good agreement, alignment, watching this storm passing the coast, up ocean city, moving toward cape cod. that will all happen within the 12-hour period between friday, at 8:00 in the mowng, and friday, 8 -- 8:00 in the morning and friday 8:00 in the evening. bob will have your complete updated first warning forecast. back to you inside. >> first wa
am okay. another quote they are openeding us away from the bidding guy has explosives and hostage in lobby not sure if there is more than one. one reported enfants being rolled out to a mcdonald's across the street. after four hours the ordeal was over. with the explosive device it could be much worse. >> that's a pretty busy area what's the scene like right now? >> reporter: right now if you can see behind me, this is a news conference going on. you can see a how lot of curious onlookers. right now it is a scene of curiosity. earlier today it was a scene of organized chaos. as police and others escorted children from the daycare center there rolling cribs over to the mcdonald's behind me. other people were escaping in the end the government only had three hostages with him that effort to get everybody out of the building was apparently successful. >> thank you very much. remember 24 hours a day you can sign up for breaking news alerts by logging on to abc2news.com your source for breaking news. >> >>> it would be a fitting end to a great summer a little hurricane at the beach
's a cool one to start out. we're in the 50s for most of us. 55 in bat month and 60 in hagerstown and 60 across the south. everything is ranging from about 50 to 60. we're going to see more clouds mix into the picture today and a little warmer. getting nothing the low 80s for the high and that is because a cold front is passing by. we're not going to see much rain. the dry conditions are going to continue. but we have a front coming through and then we have warm conditions setting in later this week. we'll have your forecast later coming up. >>> a tragic weekend accident claims the life of a harford county teen. the 14-year-old was struck and killed while crossing a busy road in bel-air. and his high school classmates are coming together to grief. >> reporter: good morning. it's been an emotional weekend for dozens of teenagers that new the victim of this fatal crash. and people are so concerned about the busy intersection. a memorial is held saturday at the fallston rec center in memory of joey d'entremont. he died friday night crossing route 24 north of the bel air bypass. people confr
a man shot a doctor, then used his gun to kill his mother and himself in her hospital room. good evening, i'm joce sterman, we have been following this story since late this morning and all afternoon. the gun fire erupted around 11:30 a.m. on the north side of hopkins. numerous officers swarmed the facility as the facility sat on lockdown. roosevelt leftwich is outside with a look at what happened. rosy. >> it's been a hectic and dangerous day here on the campus of johns hopkins hospital. here is what we know. a doctor has been wounded, one man is dead along with his mother after what police say was a terrible situation, take a look at some of this video we shot earlier, very chaotic, hectic after what happened here on the 8th floor of the nelson building, this started around a little after 11:00th morning when police say a man was talking to a doctor about his mother's condition. that man has been identified as 50-year-old paul war recollection partif of arlington, virginia. after partis received some bad news about his mother, that's what set him off, here is what happened next. this i
us the original projections were 25% to 30% turnout. as of 3:00 this afternoon it was far less than 20% in the county. early voting is only counting for about 3% of the voters. she says this could be a record year in a bad way. >> we're averaging anywhere from 200 to 300 at a precinct. there are 23 precincts in baltimore county, some coming in just breaking 500 after 3:00 today. that's pretty low. >> is that surprising? >> it is. i was expecting at least 25% to 30% turnout. we had a 33% turnout back in 2006. for the gubernatorial primary. so i was hoping we would reach around that. >> both brown and jones say they do expect the numbers to pick up. some after people start getting off work and going to the polls but not by much. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> for months you've heard them talk about the changes they would bring to the community. gregg bernstein says he understands crime, patricia jessamy says you need her experience. tonight you decide who is the best person for the state's attorney job in baltimore city. we begin with christian schaffer who is live in south baltim
turk, tracking earl's every movement for us. we'll go immediately to bob. >> take a look at radar. rain bands moving into the carolina coast. you can see a few of those light rain bands. and a few sprinkles around the norfolk area. as we continue to contract and watch this up toward the general region over the next 12 to 24 hours. take a look at the track once again. we'll be updating this as the storm comes in. but the storm has been dropped to a category 3 storm. it was a 4 most of the day. winds down to 125, moving off to the north. eventually to the northeast at around 18 miles per hour. by the time it gets up to noon, it will be a category bonn. in -- category 1. in our region, offshore by noon, probably a strong category 2. let's go to a couple of graphics real quick. we have a closeup view. you can see the track just offshore, moving there. i think you'll see pretty strong wind gusts n. our region, we have a coastal flood advisory in effect. a tropical storm warning for thation city area, sussex county, worcester and virginia. hurricane watch for those folks. i think there may be
. that last bit of rain, just moving offshore from ocean city. and that will pretty much do it for us, as far as earl's rains and winds are concerned for the most part. take a look at the track. it continues to move off to the north and northeast. at 21 miles an hour. it's down to a weak category 1. winds just barely at 80 miles an hour. it continues to move up toward new england. and may have strong wind gusts in portions of eastern maine. but eventually, this storm will be weakening as it heads into the cold waters. we have clouds around our region. but you can see, they're moving quickly. as the storm moves away, it is taking all of the clouds with it. providing us with a beautiful weekend. temperatures will be great all weekend long. tim is in the outback with a look at current advisories. still in effect for the atlantic coastal areas. >> still in effect. but only for a short time. we're still expecting the conditions on the shore that these advisories are going to be lifted. we're looking at a tropical storm warning in effect. it's always put in effect when tropical storm conditions are
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